Brows have become a central part of our makeup routines so today we’re going to be discussing all things Brows! There are so many brow products on the market at the moment it can be overwhelming trying to find the right one for you.
Today we’re going to be looking at the before and afters of each and discussing the pros and cons of each product, so you can see which one might suit you best!
This is also eye shadow, it is the lightest of all products used on brows. You all know by now how I love a product that doubles up and this one is great because it’s also an eyeshadow! The biggest thing to note when it comes to using shadow is that you want the colour to be a greyish undertone, bronze tones which we would usually use on our eyes are too warm for use on brows. Use your angle brush to apply this and it gives a nice finish - it’s the least scary brow product too :)! MAC Omega is a great one for fairer colourings or MAC Charcoal Brown is ideal for brunettes or if you prefer a darker brow!
These give a lovely medium to full finish depending on how heavy handed you are. I’ve used the Benefit Precisely Brow which is perfect for filling in brows as it’s a really fine nibbed pencil, so it gives you real hair like strokes. Brush up through the brows the same direction your hair is growing and fill as much as you want - depending on how strong you want your brows to be! Use a spoolie to brush your brows out which makes them more natural looking. Another favourite is the NARS Brow Perfector which includes the spoolie and is a lovely fine nibbed pencil too.
Brow Wax & Powder
This is a duo that normally comes in a set. People normally use this like Step 1 for Wax and Step 2 for powder but I would mix the two at the base before you apply them as I think it gives a much more natural finish. The wax is used to basically keep the powder in place. You can get something like Benefit Browzings or a more affordable version is the Sleek Brow Kit which is only €10.50 and you can shop them in Boots and other pharmacies. It’s really really good for the price of it! This gives quite a full finish, similar to gel which I’ll share next, depending on how heavy handed you go!
Brow Gel / Pomade
This is probably my favourite brow product because I think you can get a really full finish brow or you can go a little more natural. I’ve gone quite full in the image below but this was just to show you the difference in comparison but you can go much lighter if you want! These are really long lasting, they last all day so you don’t need to worry about that. I’ve used Benefit Ka-Brow in shade 3 for my colouring and I would use shade 4 on brunettes. You need your angle brush, and just make sure that it’s a nice thin angle brush like the Sculpted Angle Brush. Always start at the base of the brow i.e. where your first hair grows. Draw along the bottom of the eyebrow - that’s your natural shape, and then brush up in the same direction the hair grows. Other favourites of mine are the MAC Brow Gel which I also double up and use as eyeliners or the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Brow Mascara Gel
This is the lightest of all products. It’s not actually a filler product, it’s more of a tinting and grooming 5 second fix for brows! You can use this on it’s own in the morning to give your brows a bit of a lift without going to too much hassle, or you can use it over one of the products mentioned above to tidy and shape the brow. In the before and after below I’ve used it on its own so you can see the effect. I used the Rimmel Brow This Way which is €6 or you can use the Benefit Gimme Brow, which is also one of my favourites because it has a small wand and that one is €26.
I hope this edit helped in choosing your preferred brow product and showed how they differ up close! May your brow game be strong :)
Lots of love,